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Old 08-04-06, 07:13 AM   #1
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Speedplay X2 vs. Zero

Looking for opinions from any of you that have used both, and your reasons for staying with one or the other, please. I'm currently using X2s, and have an opportunity to purchase an almost new set of Zero stainless pedals for around $100 w/cleats.

I love the X2s for ease of entry and exit. Are the Zeros as easy to exit? Similar action to exit? Any differences in durability between the two?

Thanks for any observations you can share!

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Old 08-04-06, 07:17 AM   #2
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I haven't ridden the Zeros at all, but I am an avid advocate of the X-2s. They are great pedals. I'm sure the entry/exit resistance is the same, and I know for a fact that the action of doing so is the same. I dont need/want adjustable (or any) float, so i stick with the X-Series. Ill probably get a pair of X-1s one my current set wears out.

Sorry, I know this didn't answer any of your questions.......
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What exactly is the difference between the two series?
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I never had x2s. I had zeros and like them. I started to get hot spots which I thought were from the 'small contact area' of zeros. I switched to Look KEO Carbon and the problem is gone.
But I also switched to new shoes at the same time, so the zeros may be OK. (not very scientific)
Other than that, I think the zeros were great. Easey entry exit the adjustable float is very nice.
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Ack, not again!

Let me see if I can find the last thread on this topic.
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Here we go!

speedplay zeros
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Ack, not again!

Let me see if I can find the last thread on this topic.
LOL! Sorry! I really did do a search for both X2 and zero and didn't come up with anything definitive. I mean, I know what the differences are, I was hoping for anecdotal input from those that have used both.

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Thanks for the answers! At $100, I think I'll pick them up. Worse case, I can always sell 'em for what I paid for them.

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Wow.... I kid you not, I really DID do a search this morning using keywords "speedplay X vs Zero" and came up with none of these.

Thanks, cydewaze, this is what I was looking for. I appreciate the help!

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Wow.... I kid you not, I really DID do a search this morning using keywords "speedplay X vs Zero" and came up with none of these.

Thanks, cydewaze, this is what I was looking for. I appreciate the help!
No prob! btw, IMO you can't go wrong with either one.
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I used the SS X series and loved them. I recently switched to the SS Zero due to my right shoe making contact with the chain stay. I was able to adjust the pedals so that my shoe no longer hits the frame. Other than the adjustability, they are just as easy to use. If you don't need the adjustable float, I would keep the X2's. The cleat is definitely lighter.
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I used the SS X series and loved them. I recently switched to the SS Zero due to my right shoe making contact with the chain stay. I was able to adjust the pedals so that my shoe no longer hits the frame.
BINGO! That's one of the issues I'm hoping to rid myself of. That, and scuffing my Dura-Ace cranks with my heels. Thanks for that bit of info!

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Other than the adjustability, they are just as easy to use. If you don't need the adjustable float, I would keep the X2's. The cleat is definitely lighter.
Looks like about 25g (or about an ounce) heavier on Zero cleats and only a few grams on the pedals. Having just saved about 110g on a saddle swap, I guess I can afford that

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BINGO! That's one of the issues I'm hoping to rid myself of. That, and scuffing my Dura-Ace cranks with my heels. Thanks for that bit of info!
You should go see a professional bike fitter. Usually when you have an issue like this, you can correct it with some wedges under the cleat. The thing with the pedals is, if you mechanically limit your rotation, then the pressure has to go somewhere, and I'm worried it might end up going to your knee.

Your foot wants to rotate for some reason, so you should treat the cause rather than the symptom. If it's just hitting when you jump out of the saddle, that's one thing, but if it hits it during normal pedalling, have it looked at.
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